The Fort Wayne City Council will not meet next week in observance of Election Day, and during Tuesday's meeting two members again encouraged residents to make time to vote.
"I voted (Monday) at the Rousseau Centre. It took me all of 10 minutes," Councilman Glynn Hines, D-at large, said. "I encourage everybody out there to vote and also to mask up (and) social distance."
Council President Tom Didier, R-3rd, said he voted at Memorial Coliseum before Tuesday's council meeting.
"I've got my little sticker there," Didier said pointing to his lapel. The councilman also joked about which line he thought was the quickest.
"Go to the far right lane," Didier said laughing. "We all got to where we were going, but the people in the far right lane managed to get there about 20 minutes sooner than I did."
Monday is the last day for in-person early voting in Allen County. Voters can go to the Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., between 8 a.m. and noon to cast ballots.
Election Day is Tuesday. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters can check their voting location online at http://www.acimap.us/election.html or by calling Allen County Voter Registration at 260-449-7154. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some voting locations may have changed.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Allen County Election Board before noon on Election Day. They may be sent to the election board via mail or bonded courier, or hand-delivered to either the Election Board's Coliseum office or the County Clerk's office at the Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun St.
Absentee ballots may also be delivered to a member of a voter's household or the person who holds power of attorney. That person may then return the ballot to the Election Board.